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Yoshida’s Sauce Chicken Bento (211)

I got an e-mail this morning from someone at Chow.com telling me about a Food Discovery contest they have going on right now. I wrote up a quick entry about bentos and kim chee crab salads, so make sure you vote for it to keep it visible! There’s no need to register! Any votes are appreciated!

Yesterday Grandma J made Yoshida’s Sauce Chicken. I asked her for the recipe once. The words that came out of her mouth were basically, “I put chicken in some Mr. Yoshida’s Sauce and a bit of water.” LOL I think she thickens the sauce at the end, but other than that, the name of the recipe is pretty much the recipe itself. I’ll have to clarify how long she cooks it and on what heat, but I assume it’s cooked on low to get it really soft. It’s by far one of my favorites of hers.

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My rice looked really plain and white and I have had furikake on my rice a lot lately, so I added nori paste. Mr. Pikko finds this stuff disgusting, probably because it’s wet and black and just all-around yucky looking but don’t judge a paste by it’s color! This stuff tastes GREAT! It makes a really tasty onigiri filling too.

Next to that I have corn with illegal tomatoes sitting on it. Illegal tomatoes?? Yes, illegal tomatoes. I think I’ve mentioned the wild cherry tomato plant in my yard. That thing is going wild and is giving tomatoes like crazy. We’re not allowed to grow things in the ground at our place but I’ve let it go nuts for a couple of months now. There are a couple that even fell to the ground because I forgot to check it, so it’s possible I’ll have a serious tomato plant problem soon. I picked all of these this morning, so they’re quite fresh. Aren’t they so cute?? I wish I could grow a regular garden in the ground… that one plant is doing like 50x better than my potted ones did. Someday!

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  • Jeth

    Yay, I just voted!

    It’s amazing how you’re up like 1200 votes from the person next to you. Love the essay, BTW 🙂

    And personally, I like the iidako at the Foodland seafood place – I think it’s because of the little tentacles.

    Nice having you back again!

  • Lissa Lane

    Hello! I’m new to bento’ing and just ordered some fun stuff. I hope you don’t mind me stalking your blog

  • Keahi Pelayo

    Wow! What a tantalizing bento. Where can I get one.
    Aloha,
    Keahi

  • Mimi

    illegal tomatoes! lol. They look delicious. I want illegal tomatoes too.

  • Yvo

    I’m trying to grow tomatoes in my window, but it’s not working that well 🙁